Police have launched a murder enquiry after a man died in hospital after he was stabbed.

A man aged in his 20s was found “seriously injured” by a member of the public in Walsingham Way, London Colney, at 7.15pm yesterday.

Last night, Hertfordshire Constabulary confirmed he was rushed to hospital.


This morning, they announced that the man, who is from London, had died.

Forensic officers were spotted in Walsingham Way last night and the road remains completely shut by police.


Forensics were focusing on a section of Walsingham Way close to the junction with Shenley Lane but a cordon was in place much closer to the school today.

Saint Bernadette Catholic Primary School is closed. The school emailed parents last night.

Detective Inspector Iain Macpherson from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit said: “Due to the police cordon that remains in place in Walsingham Way today a primary school in the road will remain closed.

“The school is not connected in any way to the incident but it is close to where the man was found so officers need to carry out a detailed examination of the area.”


Inspector Jon Roche from the St Albans Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “This sort of incident is very unusual in London Colney and I understand that it will have left the local community concerned. Officers will be in the local area today carrying out reassurance patrols and speaking to local people.”

Anyone who has information is asked to contact police as soon as possible via 101, quoting ISR 655 of November 28.